Dr. Ballard is director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Interprofessional Health Education and associate professor in the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine. Prior to this he was executive director of the Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Nationally, he co-chairs the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education NEXUS Learning System Advisory Committee. Dr. Ballard is the chair-elect of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) advisory board and co-chair of the AIHC membership committee. He is a member of the Oversight Committee for the National Preceptor Expansion Program within the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) and chairs one of five tactic teams developed by the Oversight Committee. Dr. Ballard is a graduate in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and received a Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Doctorate in Education at Northern Kentucky University with an emphasis on Interprofessional Education.